Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA
Dubbed the Sparrow for Windows, French born Filipino-American, Andrea Loubier,30, relocated to Bali to launch Mailbird, an email client for Windows, in April 2003, and has gone on to become known as one of the region’s top female tech entrepreneurs. INTERVIEW BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS.
The 57th Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Fair (BGJF) announced itself to the world with a glittering fashion show displaying millions of baht’s worth of jewellery worn by Thailand’s elite models on February 24, 2016. Words and Photos by Mark Bibby Jackson.
Figures published by the Ministry of Tourism for Cambodian tourism up to November 2015 make optimistic reading. Overall visitor numbers are just over 8 percent up for the same period in 2015, with around million tourists having entered the country by the end of Nov. 2015.
Precision Cars (Cambodia) Ltd held a test drive weekend for the media and motoring enthusiasts in Phnom Penh from February 19 to 21.
A huge and rapidly growing middle class in Southeast Asia is beginning to reshape the region’s economic foundations but also carries new challenges. BY CHRISTIAN VITS.
Despite being a sleepy riverside town, there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained in southern Cambodian Kampot. By Marissa Carruthers
Myanmar opened its new stock exchange – the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on December 9, 2015. However, despite a grand opening and a reported $24 million investment, it will not be operational until February 2016 at the earliest. Thee YSX was founded by the state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank, Daiwa Securities and the Japan Exchange Group,…
With tourism numbers to Cambodia increasing year-on-year, more investors are looking to capitalise on the country’s huge potential for growth. Words by Kate Burbidge.
One of the most prestigious gem and jewellery fairs in the world opens in Bangkok this month.